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Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, leslie houston has called this island home. >> once you been here and you've got the sand in your shoes, you never want to leave. it's a legacy. it's a life. it's what your hometown means to you if you spent 53 years there. >> reporter: which is why it's so hard to see it shattered. what do you think of what's happened to your island? >> we've gotten a real slap in the face. >> reporter: few things were spared on this strip of resort towns which, since the late 1800s, has been a haven for fishermen and sun seekers. >> they were in their petticoats and all that. that's how this island started. it was a vacation spot for the people in philadelphia. >> reporter: 10,000 people live here year round. but in the summer, the population swells to 100,000, with families vacationing in towns named ship bottom, surf city and brant beach. >> atlantic city is about 13, 14 miles due south of the us here. >> reporter: glenn reitinger's family built their first summer home here in 1949. >> a lot of folks here that live here are teachers, are i'll say regular middle class folks who were able to get
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